Below the fold you’ll find the first in a series of “Medicare for All” graphics I’m developing. At the moment they’re just to look at, but they’ll include a call to action as soon as The Search Committee finds an appropriate one.
The ongoing Obamacare drama presents an opportunity to raise the visibility of single-payer and to draw new adherents to it from a variety of positions. Everybody everywhere likes them some Medicare, except the people whose profits are diminished by it. Nobody likes insurance companies, except the people whose profits depend on them. This is one of those rare moments when just about everybody is talking about health care and 90% of the people who are talking about it are saying “lord god this is fucked up.”
Lots of people think that we were robbed of a splendid opportunity to push for single-payer in 2009-2010. Lots more people don’t, as represented by both the “votes weren’t there” crowd and the “Socialism! Ah! Ah! Aieeeeeeee!” crowd, who should all think about how they came to be on the same side of this issue. And to my “the votes weren’t there” friends, I will once again mention that if you never try to get the votes, the votes will never be there.
In any event, another opportunity has arisen and we’ll be robbing ourselves if we don’t take advantage of it.
The background photo in this flyer is off Flickr using a creative commons license. For font aficionados, the font all the way through is ITC New Baskerville Standard. I want to make graphics that are suitable both for posting online and printing as handouts/pinups. Let me know what you think.
Coming soon: what you can do.